Extract 1: the lead vocals are behind and drowned in reverb. Do we want an automatic mixing engine to take such a decision?
Extract 2: the kick drum has a clear attack, it can be heard well. This is a technically correct decision.
Extract 3: the kick drum 1) is way behind, then 2) provides an attack for the rythmic piano, which masks its release.Technically incorrect, interesting artistic decision: typically human.


Extract 1: raw from the recording session.
Extract 2: loudnesses from each track are equal. Provides a balance. Better than extract 1.
Extract 3: Sony's mixing algorithm, in its july 2016 state. Clearer, punchier, better than extract 2.
   
   
   











Extract 1: raw from the recording session. Unbalanced.
Extract 2: processed with Sony's algorithms (July 2016). Clear and balanced.
Extract 3: CD version - surprise, there is a flanger on the lead vocals.

Extract 4: raw from the recording session. Unbalanced.
Extract 5: processed with Sony's algorithms (July 2016). Clear and balanced.
Extract 6: CD version - surprise, the overall spectral balance is medium, soft.

Extract 7: raw from the recording session. Unbalanced.
Extract 8: processed with Sony's algorithms (July 2016). Clear and balanced.
Extract 9: CD version - surprise, the second voice practically disappears.

Extract 10: raw from the recording session. Unbalanced.
Extract 11: processed with Sony's algorithms (July 2016). Clear and balanced.
Extract 12: CD version - surprise, there are almost no drums anymore!!






Extract 1: raw from Finale (device = SmartMusic SoftSynth). Low-quality sounds.
Extract 2: processed with Sony's algorithm (July 2016). Better than extract 1.
Extract 3: raw from Finale (device = Garritan Instruments). Some banks are much louder than others, tracks with other banks get masked. Sounds are "OK minus".
Extract 4: loudnesses from each track are equal. Provides a balance, which was much needed. Better than extract 3.
Extract 5: Sony's mixing algorithm, in its july 2016 state. Clearer, punchier, better than extract 4.